Doubled Risk of Refractory Hypertension With Sleep Apnea in Blacks
(MedPage Today) -- " Under-recognized " risk factor in African-Americans (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Back pain warning - drink this TEA every morning to avoid waking up with backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by drinking this tea every morning. It could even prevent backache, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Sleep Apnea May Double Odds for High Blood Pressure in Blacks
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea -- in which a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fear of sleep may be a core symptom of sympathetic activation and the drive for vigilance in posttraumatic stress disorder - Gupta MA, Sheridan AD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Hard to wake up? The cerebral correlates of sleep inertia assessed using combined behavioral, EEG and fMRI measures - Vallat R, Meunier D, Nicolas A, Ruby P.
The first minutes following awakening from sleep are typically marked by reduced vigilance, increased sleepiness and impaired performance, a state referred to as sleep inertia. Although the behavioral aspects of sleep inertia are well documented, its cereb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How This Entrepreneur's Sleep Struggle Inspired A Game-Changing Product
Kathrin Hamm, founder of weighted bedding company Bearaby, shares how her quest to solve her own sleep struggles led to a game-changing product that's helping people all over the world sleep better. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jess Cording, Contributor Source Type: news

Sleep, Don't Cram, Before Finals for Better Grades
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- It's a college tradition to pull " all-nighters " during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies suggest. Researchers found that students who met an " 8-hour sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Moderate or severe sleep apnea doubles risk of hard-to-treat hypertension in African-Americans
Treatment of sleep disorder might help improve blood pressure control in this high-risk group. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Genetic changes associated with physical activity reported
(UK Biobank) Machine learning used to improve understanding of sleep, physical (in)activity and their health consequences (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oversleeping May Up Heart Disease, Death Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multinational PURE study presents new analyses of sleep patterns (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Good nutrition plays an important role in how well we sleep
(Natural News) Good nutrition is one of the major contributors to overall health since it provides the body with the fuel it needs to function throughout the day. Moreover, it is also important in preparing the body for sleep. There are a number of things that can affect how well you sleep so before you start popping... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for tiredness: Six vitamins and minerals to boost your energy levels
BEST supplements for tiredness: A combination of long hours at work, poor sleep habits, eating the wrong foods, and a mixture of poor diet and lifestyle habits can leave you feeling low on energy. Some experts believe taking a vitamin or mineral supplement could help give you the boost you need. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - do you sleep like this? Signs of hypertension in your slumber
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, and the only way to know if you ’re at risk of hypertension signs is to have your blood pressure checked. But you could unknowingly have high blood pressure if you have this sleep symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concurrent developmental course of sleep problems and emotional/behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence as reflected by the dysregulation profile - Wang B, Eastwood PR, Becker A, Isensee C, Wong JWY, Huang RC, Runions KC, Stewart RM, Meyer T, Br üni LG, Rothenberger A, Zepf FD.
This study explores the course of (and relationships over time) between sleep p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Among substance-abusing traffic offenders, poor sleep and poor general health predict lower driving skills but not slower reaction times - Abdoli N, Bahmani DS, Farnia V, Alikhani M, Golshani S, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Brand S.
In this study, we examined whether and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects
(Reuters Health) - - Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Too Little Sleep May Pose Health Risks, Too Much May Signal Health Problems
More evidence that we should get six to eight hours of sleep per night. More than this might signal health problems. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Q & A: Lizard Dreams May Not Be So Different From Your Own
Some species seem to experience a type of slumber resembling R.E.M. sleep, the dream state of humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Dreams Sleep Lizards Reptiles Source Type: news

Depression in Men: It Looks Different Than You Might Think
There is a big emphasis in our society on men being strong and tough. They should be able to handle anything and shouldn’t struggle with emotions and feelings. They just tough it out and power through. The only problem with that is, it isn’t true. Men can’t just power through anything and the belief that you should be able to is putting you in a bad situation. When it comes to depression women are more likely to be diagnosed, but does that mean that men don’t struggle with it too?  It’s true that depression is more prevalent in women, however, that doesn’t mean t...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Bipolar Depression Men's Issues Stigma Stress Gender Differences Source Type: news

Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health
Circadian rhythm researchers are uncovering crucial links between our internal clock and neurodegenerative and psychological disorders.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana
Oils, tinctures and salves — and sometimes old-fashioned buds — are increasingly common in seniors ’ homes. Doctors warn that popularity has outstripped scientific evidence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Marijuana Medical Marijuana Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Sleep Chemotherapy Nausea Pain-Relieving Drugs Journal of the American Geriatrics Society JAMA Neurology (Journal) Duke University Medical Center Casarett, David J Orange Source Type: news

Sleep quantity and problems as mediators of the eveningness-adjustment link during childhood and adolescence - Ksinan Jiskrova G, Vazsonyi AT, Kl ánová J, Dušek L.
Chronotype, or morningness/eveningness, has been associated with adjustment in both children and adolescents. Specifically, eveningness has been linked to adjustment difficulties; however, the mechanism underlying this association is poorly understood. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sleep characteristics, sources of perceived stress and coping strategies in adolescent athletes - Skein M, Harrison T, Clarke D.
The aim of the study was to examine sleep characteristics, scheduling of activities, perceived stress and coping strategies between periods of perceived high and low scheduling commitments in adolescent athletes. Twenty adolescents (10 male and 10 female) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What too much sleep can do to your health
A large, international study finds that there is a link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleeping either too much or too little. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Health Tip: Improve Your Sleep Habits
-- Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you process new information, stay healthy and feel rested, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Not getting enough sleep can trigger illness, poor performance in daily activities, memory... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Improve Your Sleep Habits
Title: Health Tip: Improve Your Sleep HabitsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - December 7, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

FCC document suggests Apple may launch new Beddit device
The filing is a strong indication the Cupertino tech giant isn't done with standalone sleep monitoring devices. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Looking at sleep apnea and its treatment through the eyes of a homeopath
(Natural News) Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or completely stop during periods of rest. Studies have shown that this abrupt shift in breathing causes subtle changes in your brain — so much so that while sleep apnea generally doesn’t trigger wakefulness, it keeps your brain from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

How tai chi may help people with fibromyalgia
(Natural News) Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome, is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. Sufferers also experience increased sensitivity to pain, fatigue, or extreme tiredness, as well as muscle stiffness. The first signs usually come in the form of pain and tender points, sleep problems, concentration and memory problems, known as fibro... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do I Sweat In My Sleep?
Experts share the most common causes of night sweats and when to be concerned. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep and alertness in shift work disorder: findings of a field study - Vanttola P, Harma M, Viitasalo K, Hublin C, Virkkala J, Sallinen M, Karhula K, Puttonen S.
PURPOSE: Although shift work disorder (SWD) affects a major part of the shift working population, little is known about its manifestation in real life. This observational field study aimed to provide a detailed picture of sleep and alertness among shift wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Does exercise improve sleep quality in individuals with mental illness? A systematic review and meta-analysis - Lederman O, Ward PB, Firth J, Maloney C, Carney R, Vancampfort D, Stubbs B, Kalucy M, Rosenbaum S.
People living with mental illness often experience poor sleep quality compared to the general population. Poor sleep quality exacerbates symptoms of mental illness and contributes to increased physical comorbidities. Exercise has been shown to be an effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of bone broth?
Bone broth has a high vitamin and mineral content. The benefits of consuming bone broth include better joint protection, reduced inflammation, and better sleep. Learn more about the benefits of bone broth here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep May Bring Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Death: Study
Title: Too Much Sleep May Bring Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Death: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Research that reduced cot deaths across the world is recognised as one of UK ’ s best breakthroughs
A University of Bristol study which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their fronts-to sleep, has today been named as one of the UK ’ s 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK for its significant impact on people ’ s lives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Public engagement, Research, Health; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Institutes; Pres Source Type: news

Sleep therapy chain opens in Fair Oaks (PHOTOS)
Cereset, a fast-growing chain of sleep therapy clinics, has opened a new center in Fair Oaks. The new center offers “brain echoing” technology intended to help manage stress and energy levels, which in turn can bring a better night's sleep, according to the company. Cereset launched its first franchise locations earlier this year. The company is an offshoot of Brain State Technologies LLC, which has been developing sleep assistance devices since 2004. Both companies are based in Scottsdale,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sleep therapy chain opens in Fair Oaks (PHOTOS)
Cereset, a fast-growing chain of sleep therapy clinics, has opened a new center in Fair Oaks. The new center offers “brain echoing” technology intended to help manage stress and energy levels, which in turn can bring a better night's sleep, according to the company. Cereset launched its first franchise locations earlier this year. The company is an offshoot of Brain State Technologies LLC, which has been developing sleep assistance devices since 2004. Both companies are based in Scottsdale,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Going to bed at the same time each night keeps your heart strong and benefits your metabolism
(Natural News) No matter how busy you are, it’s important to set aside at least eight hours of your day for sleep. A good night’s rest can do wonders for your body but it’s not all about the quantity and quality of sleep you’re getting. A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports revealed that going... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six to 8 Hours a Night May Be the Sweet Spot for Sleep
People who slept more had an increased risk for cardiovascular events and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sleep Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

J-Shaped Association for Sleep Duration, CV Events and Death
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- There is a J-shaped association for total daily sleep duration with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal. Chuangshi Wang, from McMaster... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PURE: Sleep Patterns Tied to CV and Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Too much sleep affirmed as signalling risk; but study raises questions about " too little " (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk
The authors of the study published Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal also found that daytime napping was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death among those who slept more than six hours a night, but not among those who got less sleep. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Too Much Sleep May Bring Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Death: Study Adults who get more than the recommended amount of sleep have an increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study reveals sleep problems in young adult students
(Wiley) A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research indicates that sleep problems are both prevalent and increasing among students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Foot reflexology found more effective than back massage at improving sleep quality in hemodialysis patients
(Natural News) Patients with kidney problems require hemodialysis, a process that helps purify their blood since their kidneys can’t function normally. However, the treatment may cause side effects, including fatigue and poor sleep quality. To address these health problems, the authors of a study examined the effectiveness of natural remedies like foot reflexology. The researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleeping too much linked to a greater risk of disease and death
The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of disease and death, study finds
The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news